The Levelland City Council held a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2012-2013. At the beginning of the public hearing, councilman, Cody Poage read a prepared statement concerning the proposed budget. He stated “I have not got a problem with the budget–I have a problem with the way the city compensates our city attorney. It is not good business practice to give benefits including medical insurance, retirement plan and 401K plan to someone who is not a full time city employee and who is basically a contract employee and for this reason I will not vote in support of adoption of this budget.” There were no comments from the public. The council voted to adopt the budget on a 3-1 vote with Cody Poage voting against it.
The council also held a public hearing on a proposed main street grant to replace sidewalks in the main street area on Austin street from Ave. H to Ave. F. After the public hearing the council voted unanimously to proceed with the grant application. The grant would be for $150,000 while the city would put nearly $57,000 with the grant to pay for the total project.
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